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Knee pain can be caused by an acute trauma injury or a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis. We provide both surgical and minimally-invasive procedures so that our patients can continue living healthy, active lifestyles. Our team of orthopedic surgeons and physicians are trained and experienced in the most advanced treatments.
The ACL keeps your shin bone in place. A tear of this ligament can cause your knee to give way during physical activity. If a torn ACL is not treated it can lead to tissue damage and early arthritis.
An ACL reconstruction may be necessary for the following knee problems:
ACL reconstruction surgery is usually very successful. Surgery for reconstructing a torn ACL have greatly improved over the years. In the past, a torn ACL would end an athlete's career but the latest techniques for reconstruction have included less pain and stiffness, fewer complications with the surgery itself and a much faster recovery time.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is located in the middle of the knee, to prevent the shin bone from sliding out in front of the thigh bone. An ACL injury typically occurs
from a hard hit on the side of the knee, overextension of the knee joint or quickly stopping movement and changing direction while running, landing from a jump or turning.
Patients usually know that they have torn the ligament if there is a "popping" sound at the time of the injury, the knee swells and there is a lot of pain, especially when weight is placed on it. A torn ACL can be found with an MRI of the knee.
Because an ACL injury most often occurs during sports, proper equipment and stretching is very important.
A knee arthroscopy can be performed for the following knee problems:
A knee arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and repair various knee problems. Click here for more information regarding a
The meniscus serves as a shock-absorption system, assists in lubricating the knee joint and limits the ability to flex and extend the joint. Typically, a meniscal tear is most commonly caused by twisting or over-flexing the knee joint.
When a meniscal tear occurs, the patient will experience the following symptoms:
A physician can determine a meniscal tear through an examination called the McMurray's test, knee MRI or knee joint X-ray.
It is called a partial replacement because only one part of the damage knee is replaced. The partial knee replacement removes the damaged tissue and replaces it with a man-made prosthetic.
The most common reason for a partial knee replacement surgery is to relieve symptoms and pain of severe arthritis. A partial knee replacement would be recommended for:
Most patients recover quickly and have much less pain than prior to the procedure. Click here for more information regarding a
partial knee replacement surgery.
Knee joint replacement surgery involves removing the damaged cartilage and placing man-made pieces called prostheses. There are two types of knee replacement procedures:
A total knee replacement procedure is commonly performed to relieve severe arthritis pain.
A total knee replacement may be necessary for the following knee problems:
A total knee replacement procedure most often results with an excellent outcome. Some patients require a small amount of physical therapy to regain their strength.
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